Too Late the Hero
Too Late the Hero is a 1970 Anglo-American war film directed by Robert Aldrich, and starring Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Ken Takakura, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Lance Percival, Ronald Fraser, Harry Andrews and Percy Herbert.
In the 1942 Pacific War theater of World War II, Lieutenant Sam Lawson, USN, is a Japanese-language interpreter who — so far — has avoided combat. His commanding officer, Captain John G. Nolan, unexpectedly cancels his leave and informs Lawson that he is to be assigned to a British infantry commando unit in the New Hebrides Islands for a combat mission.
|author||Bob Sherman Robert Aldrich|
|events||Pacific War World War II|
|keywords||ambush british soldier cockney commanding officer commando commando unit fight friendly fire glasgow glaswegian infantry japanese soldier kill lieutenant loudspeaker machine gun new hebrides other man radio operator report scot scotland sever sing singapore takakura teddy bear united states navy upper class usn wound|
|producer||Robert Aldrich Walter Blake|
|publisher||Cinerama Releasing Corporation|